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  • "Y" - Normally leave to run at start-up
  • "N" - Not required - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary
  • "U" - User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary
  • "X" - Definitely not required - typically viruses, spyware, adware and "resource hogs"
  • "?" - Unknown

Startup Name Process Name Details
YAmonAMON.EXE"Monitoring part of Eset's NOD32 virus-scanner"
YAmonitoramon.exe"Tiny Personal Firewall"
Xbrowserdeamon.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!"
Xcpldeamon.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!"
XCreate A MonstercreateAMonster.exe" CreateAMonster. Reportedly stealth installed and Look2Me adware related"
NDell AlertDAMon.exe""Dell Alert" utility
UDiamondbackrazerhid.exe"Razer Diamondback 3G gaming mouse driver - required if you use the additional features and programmed keys/macros"
?DiamondviewDiamondview.exe"Manulife Financial Insurance program. Is it required at startup?"
?Divamon.exeDivamon.exe"Associated with an Eicon Networks Diva ISDN or ADSL modem - what does it do and is it required?"
Udldtamondldtamon.exeDell AIO Printer V305 device monitor
Xhomepage.monitor.exeisamonitor.exe"Added by the ZLOB.MEDIA-CODEC TROJAN! This purports to be a Windows Media Player upgrade (with names such as ""iCodecPack""
Xhttpddeamon.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!"
Xhttpddeamon.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!"
Xisamini.exeisamonitor.exe"Added by the ZLOB.MEDIA-CODEC TROJAN! This purports to be a Windows Media Player upgrade (with names such as ""iCodecPack""
Xisamonitor.exeisamonitor.exe"Added by the ZLOB.MEDIA-CODEC TROJAN! This purports to be a Windows Media Player upgrade (with names such as ""iCodecPack""
Ulxdcamonlxdcamon.exeLexmark 1300 Series printer device monitor
Ulxddamonlxddamon.exeLexmark 2500 Series printer device monitor
Ulxdfamonlxdfamon.exeLexmark 6500 Series printer device monitor
Ulxdiamonlxdiamon.exeLexmark 3500-4500 Series printer device monitor
Ulxdjamonlxdjamon.exeLexmark 1400 Series printer device monitor
Ulxdmamonlxdmamon.exeLexmark 5000 Series printer device monitor
Ulxdvamonlxdvamon.exeLexmark X5400 Series printer device monitor
Ulxdwamonlxdwamon.exeLexmark 7600 Series printer device monitor
NMediaMonitorMediam~1.exeInstalled by Smartdisk MVP CD burning software. Software will work fine without it
XMessangerdeamon.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!"
XMS Domain Name Server DeamonMSDNSD32.exe"Added by the RBOT-CMZ WORM!"
XMS Microsoft Socket DeamonMSSCKD32.exe"Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!"
XNDplDeamonnstask32.exe"Added by the RANDEX.E WORM!"
XNDplDeamonwinlogin.exe"Added by the RANDEX.E WORM!"
XNvCpl28Deamonmdosft.exe"Added by the SPYBOT-AD WORM!"
XNvCpl32Deamonnvcpl.exe"Added by the SPYBOT.S WORM!"
XNvCplDeamonnvdisp.exe"Added by the PEEPVIE-I TROJAN!"
XNvXplDeamonxstyles.exeAdded by the SMALL.AJ VIRUS!
XOfficeDeamonmsorunner.exe"Added by a variant of the TACTSLAY TROJAN!"
UOptus Cable Data Monitordatamonitor.exe"Allows Optus customers to monitor their actual data usage against Optus' ""data allowance limits"""
XStartMenudeamon.exe"Added by the TACTSLAY.C TROJAN!"
XVirtual CDROMdeamon.exe"Added by the RBOT.VP WORM!"

DISCLAIMER: It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. I will not be held responsible if changes you make cause a system failure.

This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications, although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs that are currently running - not necessarily at startup. For a list of tasks/processes you should try WinTasks 5 Standard/Professional from LIUtilities or the list at AnswersThatWork. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL. If in doubt, don't do anything.